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Etch Your Heart Out

2 Mar, 2010 McKell Naelge

Don’t you just love Tuesdays? Tuesdays you get to play with creative tools and make something unique. Well, at least we get to do it, blog it, and tell you everything you need to know to do it yourself! Today, I ran the meeting and decided we were going to etch into drinking glasses. This is something I’ve always wanted to do, but don’t ask why.

Here’s what you’ll need to start: A drinking glass, vinyl with an adhesive back, your image, a very sharp blade (if you are a little one, please get a parent or some kind of adult supervision. Sharp tools aren’t for kids. Trix is though), windex and of course Armour Etch (also not for kids) which can be purchased at any crafty store.

Next you cut out your vinyl, stencil style. What you cut out will be exposed on the glass to get etched. Make sure you leave enough of a border around your cut out so you don’t get the etching paste outside of desired areas. Stick the vinyl with the image on glass.

Spread the paste evenly and thick and allow it to eat at the glass for 5 minutes before washing away with regular tap water then windex it for a nice clean finish.

Then admire the wonderful drinking glasses you have made your own. Don’t forget to give the glasses a thorough cleaning before treating yourself with a tasty drink!

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